A former Marine who allegedly threatened to carry out a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend alerted the authorities, according to police. Jeremy Schumacher, 41, was detained last week and charged with making a threat, after his former girlfriend contacted police on November 28, according to CBS affiliate KCTV. A police report, obtained by the network, said Schumacher had threatened to “shoot up” and “kill all the employees” at the Fashion Show Mall, where the woman worked, before killing himself.
At his home, officers “located an AR-style rifle, a massive cache of armor-piercing bullets, high-capacity magazines, a grenade launcher and military-style flash bangs, distracts, smoke generators and other items,” police added. Schumacher’s ex-girlfriend also told police that he had been abusing alcohol and cocaine and had recently reported suicidal feelings.
The Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information from across the country, says there have been 622 mass shootings in the U.S. since January 1. It classifies a mass shooting as “four or more shot or killed, not including the shooter.” According to the GVA, there have been three mass shootings in Las Vegas this year. These include an incident at a hookah lounge in February, when 14 people were shot and one person died. Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation to detain Schumacher, who had served in Afghanistan, and search at his Las Vegas condo.
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